A new documentary, From the streeton New Orleans Music arrives via Virtual Cinema on May 15. The film features interviews with NOLA musicians Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. and more commentary from Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Sting and Bonnie Raitt, among others.
Up From The Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music “explores New Orleans’ unparalleled historical musical heritage,” according to a statement. The film premiered in October 2019 at the 30th annual New Orleans Film Festival. The doc features archival performances of New Orleans legends, including Louis Armstrong, Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, Fats Domino, Dr John, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more. Michael Murphy produced and directed the film presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment and Michael Murphy Productions. Six-time Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard hosts the documentary.
“Anyone interested in New Orleans culture and music will love this movie,” Blanchard said. “The resilience of the people of New Orleans reflects America’s history.”
A portion of the film’s proceeds will be donated to the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Watch the trailer below and head here to find out how to rent at your local theater: